Broncos Win American Legion Flag Football 2007 Championship Title

Players battle it out during a close game. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Eliza Magro

Five intense rounds of flag football on Saturday, November 17, proved to be no problem for the Broncos, who walked away with the American Legion Viggo E. Sewer Post #131 flag football championship title.

The action began at 10 a.m. with the Rams vs. Raiders. The Raiders won easily with a score of 47 to zero, explained league coordinator Paul Devine. The Bengals then played the Broncos, with the Broncos walking away the winners of that match-up, 61 to six.

In the third round, the season’s first place team according to game statistics, the Patriots, played the Raiders, who won the game with a score of 20 to 13. The Broncos beat the Packers in the fourth round 40 to 20.

The fifth round championship game brought together the season’s second place team, the Packers, with the winner of the second round game, the Broncos. Once again, the Broncos were victorious, earning bragging rights as the season’s champions with a score of 35 to 26.

“The Broncos won it all,” said Devine. “It was very close, a great game.”

The flag football players celebrated with a barbecue and awards ceremony on Sunday, November 18, at the Oppenheimer pavilion.

“There was about 100 people there, and it was a big, fabulous party,” said Devine. “It was a great day for the kids, who played football on the beach and enjoyed kayaking in the high waves.”

Food and refreshments were provided by the American Legion, and parents brought potluck dishes, Devine added.

Each coach individually presented his players with trophies during the afternoon awards ceremony.

“Each of the coaches brought up their kids and presented them with awards, and each coach and referee received an award,” said Devine. “To round out the day, we gave out championship trophies to the Broncos. Everybody gets a trophy.”

Spring League To Start In March
Seventy-two kids participated in the league this season, and parental involvement remarkably improved, Devine added.

“It was extremely successful,” he said. “We had really good parental involvement. It was good to see the parents supporting their kids, and we had a lot of great volunteers.”

The spring league is scheduled to start in March with a jamboree sign-up weekend, when the coaches will assign teams.

“It’s getting bigger and better all the time,” said Devine.


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